Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century
This series presents artists speaking directly to the audience and encourages viewers to find their own innate abilities to engage contemporary art and explore creative thinking and self-expression. Each program has been loosely organized around a broad category or theme that can help audiences analyze, compare, contrast and juxtapose the artists profiled.
Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century Previous Broadcasts
Fiction (Episode #704H)
KQED Life: Sun, Aug 21, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
What makes a compelling story? Exploring the virtues of ambiguity, Omer Fast, Katharina Grosse and Joan Jonas mix genres and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 22, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
Legacy (Episode #703H)
KQED Life: Sun, Aug 14, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
Why do we break with some traditions and perpetuate others? Tania Bruguera, Abraham Cruzvillegas and Wolfgang Laib use life experiences and family heritage to explore new aesthetic terrain.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 15, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
Secrets (Episode #702H)
KQED Life: Sun, Aug 7, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
How do artists make the invisible visible? What hidden elements persist in their work? Elliott Hundley, Trevor Paglen and Arlene Shechet share some of the secrets that are intrinsic to their work.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 8, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
Investigation (Episode #701H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 1, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
Can acts of engagement and exploration be works of art in themselves? Leonardo Drew, Thomas Hirschhorn and Graciela Iturbide use their practices as tools for personal and intellectual discovery, simultaneously documenting and producing new realities in the process.